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The age of jihad: Islamic State and the great war for the Middle East
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London : New York : Verso, [2016].
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449 pages ; 25 cm
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363.325 C665 2016
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"Presented in ... diary form, this substantial volume draws together a careful selection of Cockburn's writings from the frontlines of the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, interspersed with thoughtful analyses and contemporary, original reflection. What emerges is the fine grain and nuance of an unfolding tragedy in which, in contrast to the often facile proclamations of politicians and much of the media: "These are not black-and-white situations, good guys against bad, vile tyrant against a risen people like a scene out of Les Miserables. It is astonishing and depressing to see Western governments committing their countries to wars without recognizing this basic fact." The conflicts being fueled by such misunderstandings are today spilling over to cities in the West, provoking a backlash that learns little from recent history and is likely only to make things worse.--Publisher.

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Originally published: Chaos and caliphate. New York : OR Books, 2016.
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Includes index.
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"Presented in ... diary form, this substantial volume draws together a careful selection of Cockburn's writings from the frontlines of the conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria, interspersed with thoughtful analyses and contemporary, original reflection. What emerges is the fine grain and nuance of an unfolding tragedy in which, in contrast to the often facile proclamations of politicians and much of the media: "These are not black-and-white situations, good guys against bad, vile tyrant against a risen people like a scene out of Les Miserables. It is astonishing and depressing to see Western governments committing their countries to wars without recognizing this basic fact." The conflicts being fueled by such misunderstandings are today spilling over to cities in the West, provoking a backlash that learns little from recent history and is likely only to make things worse.--Publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Cockburn, P. (2016). The age of jihad: Islamic State and the great war for the Middle East. London : New York: Verso.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Cockburn, Patrick, 1950-. 2016. The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East. London : New York: Verso.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Cockburn, Patrick, 1950-, The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East. London : New York: Verso, 2016.

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Cockburn, Patrick. The Age of Jihad: Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East. London : New York: Verso, 2016. Print.

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